- Author:Frank Schaeffer
- Publisher:Bantam Doubleday Dell (August 1, 1997)
- Pages:304 pages
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Frank Schaeffer (born August 3, 1952) is an American author, film director, screenwriter, and public speaker. He is the son of the late theologian and author Francis Schaeffer.
Frank Schaeffer (born August 3, 1952) is an American author, film director, screenwriter, and public speaker. He became a Hollywood film director and author, writing several internationally acclaimed novels depicting life in a strict evangelical household including Portofino, Zermatt, and Saving Grandma.
FREE shipping on qualifying offers A boy's attempts to enjoy an Italian vacation are undermined by his family's strict religious views in Schaeffer's coming-of-age comedy
FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Looking forward to a summer trip to Portofino, Italy, Calvin, the son of a dysfunctional missionary family. A boy's attempts to enjoy an Italian vacation are undermined by his family's strict religious views in Schaeffer's coming-of-age comedy.
Frank Shaeffer has written several books featuring his upbringig in a very Christian home. Portofino is about a religious family and their summer vacations in Italy. He has been very forthright in his unflattering description of the events of his childhood. I must also say he has done it in a very entertaining and real manner. Being a non-religious individual, I sometimes felt the Mother's prayers were a wee bit too long, but the main character, Calvin, made those pages easy to tolerate. Calvin, a young boy, just wants to go out and hang with his vacation-time girlfriend.
Frank Schaeffer Selected this book, in part, b/c it made me think of Beautiful Ruins by Jess .
Calvin is the son of a missionary family, and their trip to Portofino is the highlight of his year. Selected this book, in part, b/c it made me think of Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter, which I really enjoyed. Picked this book up at a used Book Store in Asheville, NC for a pittance also because its. Frank Schaeffer is the author of the novels Zermatt and Saving Grandma, and, with his son John, Keeping Faith: A Father-Son Story about Love and the United States Marine Corps (over 60,000 copies sold). He lives in New York City. Библиографические данные.
Frank Schaeffer (b. 1952) is a well-known and much sought-after speaker. He lectures on the Orthodox Faith, Christianity and the arts, and his conversion to the Orthodox Faith. He has served on the Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Council and as the lay chairman of the Religious Education Committee of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
Some kids told lies to be special. Calvin told lies to be normal .
Frank Schaeffer is a New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books
Frank Schaeffer is a New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books. Frank is a survivor of both polio and an talist childhood, an acclaimed writer who overcame severe dyslexia, a home-schooled and self-taught documentary movie director, a feature film director of four low budget Hollywood features Frank has described as pretty terrible. He is also an acclaimed author of fiction and nonfiction and an artist with a loyal following of international collectors who own many of his paintings
Some kids told lies to be special. In addition I sold thousands of them; I am a former "Christian" bookseller. Reading Frank is like looking uncomfortably into a mirror of my life as a former evangelical. Fortunately this trilogy of novels helps me laugh in the midst of my tears. But even in the seductive Italian summer, the Beckers can’t really relax. Calvin’s father could slip into a Bad Mood and start hurling potted plants at any time. His mother has an embarrassing habit of trying to convert pagans on the beach. And his sister Janet has a ski sweater and a miniature Bible in her luggage, just in case the Russians invade and send them to Siberia. His dad says everything is part of God’s plan.